Mr. Janez Vlachy took these pictures of us in Summer 2012 and they are part of his current exhibition.
So simpatico, aren't they? And if you have a moment to spare do visit Zoran's blog to see his charming latest post.
Well, who doesn't. I cannot imagine a single person in the whole world who would dislike these lovely ladies.
Finally I found a frame where they can all fit happily in their chubby prettiness. They (almost) never fail to cheer me up
in the mornings when I sit opposite them at breakfast. I was once mistaken for a Russian doll by a dear friend with a wild imagination. Probably the bright make up, clothes and my chubby cheeks are to blame. Continuing in Russian mode, the retired cup above them is a gift
that Zoran brought from Helsinki many, many years ago. And then the Red Fox is a reminder that I have to finish my very first
picture book. Please excuse the clumsiness of the drawing, I am still learning:).
If you happen to be in Ljubljana on the 26th of July you may decide to wander through the narrow streets of the old town's center and watch me perform at 10 pm two numbers from my show The Rose and the Tailcoat at the outdoor festival organized by the gallery SKUC.
Look forward to seeing you.
At the end of February we will stay in the seaside town of Poreč in Croatia where Zoran will try to catch the biggest fish in the sea while I will be teaching a movement based workshop which will include a performance of my dazzling act The Snake Lady. The workshop will take place in the town's beautiful theatre from 25th to 27th of February.
The workshop is open to all fitness levels and there are no age limits. All you need are comfortable clothes, a yoga/pilates mat or something similar and a long scarf or a feather boa (I bought mine here) for a cabaret-ish routine we will learn at the end of the class. The 90 minutes class will start on the floor with a series of gentle exercises to warm up the body, we will then continue "on our feet" with simple, flowing, dance like exercises and finish with an easy and fun routine with the above mentioned prop (a boa or a scarf).
So if you happen to live in Poreč or its surroundings and would like to join me for a few hours of fun please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have been staring at this dreamy picture for a long time and thought I could add a personal touch.
You can read all about the original and even buy a print here.
This is again a recycled post from our blog which is now dedicated to angling; anyway two years down the line, VW is still my favorite writer. I do try to broaden my horizon occasionally, I have recently discovered John Fowles and devoured his book The French Lieutenant's Women in few days.
Here are a few lines from my beloved Mrs. Dalloway:
...She felt very young; at the same time unspeakably aged. She sliced like a knife through everything; at the same time was outside, looking on. She had a perpetual sense, as she watched the taxi cabs, of being out, out, far out to sea and alone; she always had the feeling that is was very, very dangerous to live even one day...
The last part of my dear personal project was hiding in my drawer, so to speak, and waiting to see the light of day for quite some time. I can be terribly protective and shy about some of the things that I do.
Anyway, I like to combine the handmade feel of traditional techniques like painting, drawing and collage with the flexibility of Photoshop. The text is quite flat but in combination with the image the whole thing becomes alive and hopefully not to sentimental. Writing in English has its advantages, besides the obvious one that you can reach more people. My limited vocabulary prevents me from trying to hard, to sound pretentious which I probably would and on the other hand it allows me to express thoughts and emotions that I would not in my native language. When speaking or writing in another language you almost become a different person which is liberating an adds a new enriching dimension to your life. To possess another language is to possess another soul, said someone famous. Here and here are the other two parts of this little project made in different media.
'May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness' Neil Gaiman